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Old 08-18-2004, 01:50 AM   #1
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disabling ethernet at startup

I'm using a laptop, and its not always plugged into the network. So, when its not, its startup time sucks because it spends awhile trying to bring up the ethernet interface.

is there anyways to make it so it doesn't do this at start up, and instead waits for me to enable it?
Old 08-18-2004, 02:07 AM   #2
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edit your /etc/sysconfig/ifcfg-ethx and set ONBOOT=no.
Old 08-18-2004, 04:33 AM   #3
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depending on your distro, there should be a graphical place to change this. for example, in mepis its in teh mepis system center.


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